[05/08/09 - 11:32 AM]
ABC Takes a Replica of the "Wipeout" Obstacle Course on a Road Trip
The road trip will kick off at Walt Disney World Resort on May 10-11 and travel to select destinations, ultimately ending up at the CMA Music Festival from June 11-14.

[via press release from ABC]


From May 10 through June 14, Those Daring Enough Will Get to Participate in the "Wipeout" Road Trip, Featuring the Spinning Log Roller and Sucker Punch Wall, for a Chance to Win Fun Prizes!

Just like the popular "Wipeout" obstacle course that delivers laughs, moans and groans to your living room, daring participants will get a chance to partake in the "Wipeout" Road Trip with a modified replica of the course. The replicated course will be set up outdoors and will feature the ever popular Spinning Log Roller and Sucker Punch Wall that will offer participants a chance to win ABC and "Wipeout" branded prizes which may include water bottles, rally towels and t-shirts.

The road trip will kick off at Walt Disney World Resort on May 10-11and travel to select destinations, ultimately ending up at the CMA Music Festival from June 11-14. Just like the lucky contestants on the show, fans who participate will get a chance to wobble across the Spinning Log Roller or have a splendid wipeout, as well as trying to avoid getting slammed by the Sucker Punch Wall. Their attempts will be captured on video and emailed to them so they can be uploaded to social networking sites and shared with friends and family.

In addition, all fans will have the opportunity to get their picture taken with Ballsy, the "Wipeout" mascot, as well as watch an introduction video from "Wipeout" hosts John Henson and John Anderson that includes a sneak peek of the upcoming season and promos on flat screen TVs mounted on the "Wipeout" Road Trip RV.

For more information on the "Wipeout" Road Trip and to live vicariously through participants gloriously wiping out on the tour, be sure to go to www.abcWipeoutRoadTrip.com

You can also follow the "Wipeout" Road Trip on Twitter at twitter.com/ABCWipeout

"Wipeout" Road Trip Dates and Locations (subject to change):

Date Location

May 10-11 Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL

May 15-16 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Charlotte NC

May 19-20 World of Coke/Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, GA

May 23-24 Jones Beach, NY Boardwalk (East End, Field 6)

May 26-27 New York, NY (exact locations TBD)

May 29-31 NASCAR Race, Dover, DE

June 3 TBD

June 6-7 Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, Philadelphia, PA

June 11-14 CMA Music Festival, Nashville, TN

About "Wipeout"

WIPEOUT � PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) � Bigger, better, wilder than ever! ABC's hit series "Wipeout," the No. 1-rated summer series across all networks, returns for Season Two as wide-eyed and energized contestants compete in the world's largest extreme obstacle course, providing the biggest spills and best wipeouts ever seen on television.

The Qualifier boasts amazing new obstacles, including Plank in the Face, Hurtles and Gyro Sweeper. Brace yourself in the all new Wipeout Zone with the Catapult, Gears of Doom and more high stakes challenges. And the fan favorite obstacle -- the Big Balls -- will return, but with a twist: "The Motivator," a massive anvil, sneaks up on contestants propelling then onto the Big Balls if they hesitate.

Each week, 24 daring new contestants of all ages, shapes and sizes go head to head through four rounds of demanding but hilarious obstacle courses to win the title of "Wipeout Champion" and the $50,000 grand prize. In the end, only one contestant will win, while everyone else will Wipeout!

"Wipeout" is hosted by John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"). Jill Wagner is co-host. Executive producers are Matt Kunitz and Scott Larsen ("Fear Factor"). Shye Sutherland, Kevin Wehrenberg, Trice Barto and J. Rupert Thompson are co-executive producers. The series is produced by Endemol USA. David Goldberg is the chairman of Endemol North America.

  [may 2009]  


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